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I thought I’d try something a little different. I’ve seen similar, but haven’t tried doing it before. What I did, was take a bunch of books that I have stacked up, take a photo, and try to make some kind of poem out of the first word or two from the titles of them. This is what I came up with. 🙂 It was pretty interesting, and fun to do. I’ll probably try it again sometime. (oh, looks like I missed using a couple of the books title words…hmm, for fun see if you can guess the ones I missed?)



The original haunted American desert has gone wild

Breaking all souls into ashes, where

I am a stranger, a sleeping holy ghost

You don’t hold the reckless midnight storm, the biting lover, the darker shades…

I’ll kiss the memory


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© 2016 BS




Today we are to write about food, on the SOCS weekly blog fun!

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The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Feb. 27/16


Good afternoon, y’all. Today for Stream of Consciousness Saturday, we are to talk about food. Ok, I like food 🙂 Mostly sweet things. I get bored with everything else, but you have to eat something, anyway. It doesn’t matter to me what it is, unless it is something I find gross. Like those TV food shows (you probably know the ones) that go all over the world, eating nasty stuff. Well, to me it is. I don’t even like watching them.

And, what about food fights? You see that sometimes on TV. Does anyone really throw food at each other? Sure doesn’t sound fun to me. Another thing I’d say no to are those food eating contests, where people compete for prizes, I think, by stuffing themselves with more and more food. That can’t be good for you.

Some phrases we hear all the time are… Food for thought (I can sort of understand this one)… Food fit for a King (so, is no food fit for a Queen?)… and then, there are grocery stores with Food in the name, such as… Food King (still no Queen), Food Emporium (really?)… Food basket (ok, makes sense)…

Now that I’ve typed Food so many times, the word sounds weird…say it with me… Food, food, food, fooooooddd… hahaha …it makes your lips pucker up! hahaha 😉

So, I have my afternoon coffee. Is that a food, or just a beverage? There are liquid foods, solid foods, crunchy, slimy, sweet, sour, yummy and yucky… want me to go on listing stuff? I imagine you don’t…so, I think I’m done for now.

What’s for lunch/ dinner/supper/breakfast/snacks?


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JUST JOT IT JANUARY # 30 and SOCS untitleduntitled

Today for JJIJ the prompt word is to use ‘an’ as a word, or a word that has ‘an’ in it, and make your post with that. I can also use this post for the SOCS post (Stream of Consciousness Saturday).

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Just Jot It January 30th – An- #SoCS



And, here it is late afternoon,

And, I have been trying to think of something to write, using

An…and, have come to the conclusion that I haven’t thought of ANything.

ANyway…here’s some words that start with the letters ‘an’…

Anxiety – I have it

Antiques – I like them

Animated – Sometimes

Annoying – Probably

Angel – Nope, not me

Angry – Hardly ever

Animals – Love them all

Any-hoo – That’s all I’ve got 😉

Oh, one more thing… I am in ANguish…I’m coming up on the end of a 2 book series. I’ve really loved reading these, and wish there would be more. 😦 Now, I’ll have to find ANother book to get interested in. What do you do when you come to the end of a book you like so much? Do you jump right into another? (if you’re like me, you have stacks of ‘to be read’ books)

Thanks, Linda, for ANother wonderful prompt! 🙂


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© 2016 BS




Today’s prompt word for Just Jot It January is – Effortless

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Just Jot It January 11th – Effortless


I don’t know about you, but I feel that there is nothing that is totally effortless. You have to put in a little effort to just live, don’t you? Now, lots of things seem to be done effortlessly, because the ones doing whatever it is, have been doing it for a long time, and have had time to practice doing it. To us is seems effortless, but really it took hard work to get to that point.

I had to put in some effort to think of something to write about effortless. Nothing much was coming to me, so I just thought I’d do an anagram of the word. That was a few minutes of fun. If you’d like to try it, now’s your chance! 🙂

The word is Effortless … make as many words as you can using the letters from the word, in only 2 minutes. (I got 25)

Have fun! 🙂


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© 2016 BS





The first prompt for the first day of Just Jot It January is the word Persnickety.

This month’s blog challenge is brought to you by Linda G. Hill and you can find her page here


The word Persnickety is a funny one. It means to be fussy, stuck-up, snobbish, and overly concerned with attention to details.

I’ve always heard this word used, also, to mean very picky about what someone does, or their likes or dislikes.

I don’t think I’m very persnickety at all. I’m not picky about much of anything. I feel I take things as they come, and make the best of it.

I do like to play around with words, sometimes. I like to de-construct them, look up definitions, re-arrange the letters, make anagram words, and make up new definitions for them. So, if I happened to get another cat, I might call him Nic. That’s because the word persnickety reminds me of a cat…. Purrs – nic – kitty  =^..^=

What do you think of the word persnickety? Funny or a bad term for a person?


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© 2016 BS




Today is the fifth day of posting for the month long NaBloPoMo challenge. What I’ve done today is what I would call a Prose Poem. That is a poem, that is written as prose…a  combination of the two. I’ve also used enjambment…a continuation of a sentence over a line break…a bit of poetic trickery to pull the reader into the next line. This was also posted in dVerse Poets



They need to come together…be joined…connected somehow. How does it work? All

the ideas, the words…the bones? Joining together the words…ripped from your ideas…your soul…

Disjointed, flopping, flailing, clacking, bleeding upon one another…the bones

of your poem.

They all want your attention…to be the backbone…the one that holds all the words in a cohesive oneness.

It’s a group effort. You have to understand – do you?

Place a boneword in the wrong place, it won’t make sense…though some are not meant to make sense, I fear…

At least to me…

Gather them up…all the ingredients. Place them on the page…just so. Does it walk, talk, speak to you, or does it

Fall to pieces in places?

Is there a special magic…a sprinkling of glitter and good luck that is needed? Maybe…

The words are good, the ideas are there, the emotion of the piece is there…yet, all together the

Skeleton of your poem is lifeless…

What is needed is heart…a beating heart, to revive it, to infuse that zing…that spark of life.

Knowledge…a brain…it has lost it’s way. It knows not where it is going…where does it belong?

The knowledge of form and structure…the skeleton…the brain will tell the bones where they belong.

There will be rogues…O loveable renegades…

Some will need to be shoved into place, some will need to be pried out of position…rearranged…

Against their will.

Do it…just do it…whip those bones into shape. Make that skeleton dance.

Dance to the tune of your imagination…

Then…set those bones free.


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© 2015 BS




For today’s prompt, we were asked to think of what is between our yesterday and our tomorrow. Using the image of a bridge, we were asked, what is on the bridge.

The first thing that came to mind, about a bridge, was the very first book I learned to read. It was a children’s book, called “The Three Billy Goats Gruff”. It’s about these three goats who want to cross a bridge to get to eat the green grass across the river. I first memorized the whole book, word for word. Then I learned to actually read the words. It was my favorite. I still have the original book. It’s been used quite a bit, and it shows it’s age, first by me, then my kids, then my cousins, and it made it’s way back to me years later. Here’s a picture I took of it. IMG_1608IMG_1609

Anyway, this book started me on my love of books, reading, words, and writing. I wanted to write all the words, myself. All the cool words, like ‘trip-trap, trip-trap’, that I read in this book. And, so I began…



I was just a little girl, when I learned to read and write.

And once I did, as you may think,

I’d never shut up and be quiet.

It started with a goat that day,

Who trip-trapped into my mind.

The words were there, and I started to care…

Over and over I read each line.

The goats were brave, they defeated the troll,

Tripping over that bridge of wood…

And, so was I when I began to write,

Just as I knew I could.


So, what’s on my bridge between then and now? Three Billy Goats Gruff. They showed me I can be brave, and to never give up my dreams.


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© 2015 BS




An entire blank page

Vacant of words

Daring me to fill it…

This special pressure to create

Something out of nothingness…

Oh, fortify me…bear with me…

For to never match my emotions

To my words within

Would be

Tragic –

Would persecute forevermore…


Created from 10 random words I picked from a thesaurus…with my eyes closed. Chosen words are in bold.


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© BS 2015

A to Z Blog Challenge – A


A2Z-BADGE-0002015-LifeisGood-230_zps660c38a0A to Z Blog Challenge – A

Today begins the 2015 A to Z Blog Challenge.  I did the challenge last year, and it was lots of fun. I managed to post an entry every day (except Sundays) for the whole month of April. I did this on both my blogs, and they were all random subjects. Each day of the month you use a letter of the alphabet, writing about something that begins with that letter, from A to Z.

This year I will only do this blog, and I will have a theme. My theme will be called DAFFY DEFINITIONS. Here’s how it will go… I pick out a word I don’t know the definition of, from the dictionary. I will make up a definition for that word, and then write a sentence using that. Then, I will give the correct definition. Sounded like a good idea, to learn some new words, and also have a laugh at the same time.

So, hope you enjoy reading them as much as I’ve enjoyed writing them.


Word = Augury

Daffy Definition = A special studio where people come to do their arguing

Sentence = Betty and Tom rented a room at the augury for $250 an hour. Even though they argued and shouted, they settled their differences.

Real Definition = augur/augury…an official diviner from ancient Rome, one held to foretell events by omens, to predict the future, esp. from omens, a divination from omens or portents or from chance events


Word = Adumbrate

Daffy Definition = A two-decker cart on wheels, used to bring food to customer’s tables, in a fancy restaurant…a dumbwaiter on wheels

Sentence = Stella had pushed that adumbrate 5,000 miles in the course of her employment at the restaurant.

Real Definition = to foreshadow vaguely, to give a sketchy representation or outline of, to overshadow or obscure


Word = Astrakhan

Daffy Definition = An early astronaut from back in the days of Genghis Khan

Sentence = Unearthing artifacts from the Mongolian desert, archeologists found evidence of the first astrakhans.

Real Definition = A cloth made from wool that is of curled and looped pile resembling karakul (a breed of sheep)


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